Since we’re supposed to be celebrating the Declaration of Independence today, let’s see how Obama stacks up against the tyrant King George III:
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance. I suppose most of these “offices” were created by his predecessors, but he has certainly used the EPA, TSA, NSA, IRS, among other federal agencies to harass, spy, and steal from the American people.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures. The legislature certainly consents to standing armies, but Obama uses these armies to wage war without bothering to ask Congress.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation: Depends on how you look at this I guess. He occasionally signs onto UN treaties, but that’s not really the issue since it’s mainly for show. He doesn’t expect the Senate to ratify them. What’s more relevant to this grievance of Tom Jefferson, is Obama’s attempts to force states to comply with his gun laws despite having no real authority on the matter in the Constitution or by any laws passed by Congress.
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world: He’s not really guilty of this, but he does continue to restrict trade and makes it completely impossible with some countries such as Cuba.
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent: The whole idea that he can “regulate” carbon means he can tax our energy supply as much as he wants without any input from Congress.
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury: Bradly Manning was held for 3 years before trial. Plus there’s Guantanamo Bay which he famously promised to close. And let’s not forget Obama claims the right to kill anyone, anywhere, without evidence.
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever. Congress has become increasingly irrelevant. Today the Executive Branch Bureaucracy holds the real power.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation. I guess it would be the people of Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Yemen, and Somalia that would have a gripe here.
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people. I think this kind of describes all recent American presidents pretty well.
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!